Lectures in History 19th- Century Artist Winslow Homer
CSPAN October 25, 2018 4:36am-6:02am EDT
Wake Forest University professor David Lubin taught a class on 19th-century artist Winslow Homer. Homer served as an artist-correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War, and first gained notice for his paintings of war-related scenes. In his post-war career, Homer depicted various aspects of American life with a focus on frontier and marine themes. Professor Lubin explored the symbolism found in Homer's work, including commentary about Gilded Age society as well as meditations on nature.